Livie is proud to announce the representation of French-Argentine artist Sofía Durrieu, together with Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires.

Durrieu’s performatic installation Mise-en-abyme (I) will be featured in the Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt exhibition Cat’s Cradle curated by Len Schaller at Kunsthalle Basel opening September 25. Solo shows will take place at Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires in spring 2023 and at Livie, Zurich in fall 2023.

Durrieu’s work has been exhibited as part of the exhibition Embodiments at Livie in spring 2022, and the artist has won the Swiss Art Awards in June 2022 with her work Reflex arc – (IV D-Fence).

Sofía Durrieu’s practice inhabits the interface between sculpture and performance. She examines the human body and the inherent tension between body and environment. Hereby, she explores daily routines, their interruption, and the resulting changes in perception. Her practice involves classical techniques of sculpture such as metal work and casting, as well as reorganization of everyday materials, which she inscribes with perceptual systems, habits, and automatisms. She studies how identity is recognized and experienced in these systems, and how perception changes through interaction. In many of her works, she invites visitors to engage with her sculptures and thus become part of the work. 

Sofía Durrieu (*1980 Buenos Aires, Argentina, lives in Basel, Switzerland and Buenos Aires, Argentina) spent her early years in France where she trained to become a ballet dancer. She studied Fine Arts at Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires, and Graphic Design at the Faculty of Design of Buenos Aires. Later she became interested in ceramics, sculpture, yoga and performance. In 2018 she moved to Basel, Switzerland to join the Master in Fine Arts program at FHNW HGK Institut Kunst, directed by Chus Martínez, graduating in 2020.
Recent solo exhibitions of the artist were Magenmund at Palazzina, Basel, Amenities at Reaktor, Zurich, Control Remoto at Pasto Galería, Buenos Aires, and Puppet-me (or example of a five-legged walking stick) at Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires.
Her work has been included in several group exhibitions in Switzerland, France and Argentina, among them at Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, CEAAC Strasbourg, Federico Klemm Foundation, Buenos Aires. In February 2022 her work was part of the Performance Biennial in Parque Memorial in Buenos Aires. Sofía Durrieu’s work is featured in several important private collections in the Americas. Recently she has been awarded an Atelier Mondial residency in Tokas, Tokyo, and has been awarded the Werkbeitrag Kunstkredit Basel Stadt 2021, as well as the 2022 Swiss Art Awards.

Image: Sofía Durrieu, Reflex arc – (IV D-Fence), Swiss Art Awards 2022, photo: Ramiro Oller

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